Graduating with the highest honors from University of South Florida, Amol earned two bachelors degrees in Accounting and Finance and a Masters degree in Accounting. Amol started his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP as a staff auditor and later worked with a well- known Tampa Bay CPA firm as tax and business consultant.
Throughout his professional career, Amol has advised clients ranging from small businesses to large corporations and provided sophisticated tax and advisory services. Amol has developed a significant niche in the healthcare space and has served over 500 physician clients in the Tampa Bay area. He has authored a handbook (Navigating the Business of Medicine) for medical residents and physicians who wish to start their own private practice.
In Amol’s words, “a CPA must look beyond the tax returns”. Most of Amol’s clients compose of highly successful entrepreneurs and professionals who need “hands-on” help and advice in setting up and operating their businesses. Amol views the role of a CPA as a trusted advisor that helps business owners make timely and effective decisions that add value.
This novel approach was appreciated and featured in CPA Today magazine who named Amol as the new generation of CPAs who are changing and shaping the profession. Amol has delivered lectures at USF classrooms discussing this new important role of the CPA profession. In 2008, the USF School of Accountancy awarded two $ 1000 scholarships in Amol’s name for students who excelled in accounting.
Some of the achievements and honors that Amol has earned during his career are:
- Profiled in the CPA Today magazine as the representative of the “Successor” generation of CPAs making a mark on the accounting profession (2007)
- Winner of 30 Under 30 Award-Recognized as Top 30 Business Leaders under 30 in Tampa Bay (2004)
- King O’Neal Award for Academic Leadership and Excellence
- Jim Longstreet Fellowship in Finance
- Outstanding Community Service Awards-1995, 1996, 1997 (Indo-American Association)
- Principal coordinator of the Hope Scholarship & Mentorship program for underprivileged children in Hillsborough County.
- Appointed to FICPA Financial Literacy Committee (2008-2009).
- Appointed to FICPA International Tax committee (2005-2006).
- Appointed to FICPA Young CPA committee for representing young CPAs throughout Florida (2004-2006).
- Appointed to the University of South Florida Young Alumni Committee (2004-2005)
- Appointed to Board of Directors of University of South Florida Accounting Circle (2004-2006)
- Member of the Honorary Beta Gamma Sigma Honorary Fraternity
- Member of the Honorary Beta Alpha Psi Fraternity
- Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
- Member of the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA)
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